Wild Horse State Recreation Area

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Wild Horse State Recreation Area
2014-09-25 08 36 52 Sign at the entrance to Wild Horse State Recreation Area on Wild Horse Reservoir, Nevada.JPG
Map showing the location of Wild Horse State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Wild Horse State Recreation Area
Location in Nevada
LocationElko County, Nevada, United States
Nearest cityElko, Nevada
Coordinates41°40′15″N 115°47′59″W / 41.67083°N 115.79972°W / 41.67083; -115.79972Coordinates: 41°40′15″N 115°47′59″W / 41.67083°N 115.79972°W / 41.67083; -115.79972[1]
Area119.58 acres (48.39 ha)[2]
Elevation6,250 ft (1,900 m)[1]
DesignationNevada state recreation area
AdministratorNevada Division of State Parks
WebsiteWild Horse State Recreation Area

Wild Horse State Recreation Area is a public recreation area located on the northeast shore of Wild Horse Reservoir, approximately 67 miles (108 km) north of Elko, Nevada.[3] The 120-acre (49 ha) park is a popular destination for fishing, and especially ice fishing, on the reservoir, which was created in 1937 and enlarged to cover 2,830 acres (1,150 ha) with the creation of a new dam in 1969.[4] In addition to year-round fishing, the park offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, boating, ice skating, sledding, snowmobiling, and skiing.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Wild Horse State Recreation Area". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Inventory of State Lands" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Lands. April 27, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Wild Horse State Recreation Area". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Wild Horse State Recreation Area Brochure" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Parks. November 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 1, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

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